Contact Music, a site I abhor, has taken Russell's humorous quote to me on my news page and printed it without a proper source or permission on their pages. I am incensed that such practices are allowed to continue unchecked across the web, and in many of the tabloid papers - mostly the UK.
When Russell is kind enough to share his thoughts at my site, which is an UNofficial, independent fan site, I expect that anything he says will stay at the site, unless he gives permission to put it elsewhere.
What happened to contacting the source before printing? What happened to taking words, out of context and inaccurate much of the time, and repeating them without permission and many times without a source mentioned?
There MUST be some way to stop this kind of thing from happening. I plan to write to them in protest, and pursue other ways to take action against them.
Here is a contact for the man in charge at Contact Music:
fax: +44 (0) 1943 865222
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Budsbabe also suggests:
Might I suggest also that an effective strategy in hitting these type of sites where it hurts is to go for their revenue. Even if we don't intend to follow it through, it wouldn't hurt to suggest that if enough of us decided to contact their site advertisers (e.g. British Telecom) and tell them that we wouldn't buy any product/service associated with this site, it could shake them up a bit.....